The process by which a superfan engages Star Wars can illuminate a spiritual devotional practice of the Bible too.
Everything you need to know and do to prepare for the release of Star Wars Episode 7 this week.
This coming Sunday is May the Fourth. Many congregations are unaware that it is a High Holy Sunday, with an ancient liturgy commemorating it as Star Wars Sunday: May the Fourth Be With You. I am sure that everyone wants to commemorate it. But I suspect that many congregations are lost in the woods of Endor […]
My birthday is coming up next month and I was looking for a laptop sticker for my Macbook to add to my list. I found an intriguing one that I really liked. Here it is: It’s a subtle play on the line uttered by Darth Vader in Star Wars: A New Hope where he force-chokes a […]
Propaganda film from the Empire: Excellent! May the Fourth Be With You…tomorrow!
First Entry: Star Wars, a New Hope A new occasional series will take place on this blog at the intersection of Science Fiction and Theology, which will be a sharable form of classes that I’ve developed at my local church. In January 2013 I began a monthly group that would watch or reflect on a […]
20th Anniversary of the Thrawn trilogyA little under 20 years ago, it started. It started small, only once, but after that first time, I was hooked. I looked forward to the second time. Then the third time. Then I would go back to the first one and re-experience it. That’s right, I’m talking about Star […]
Unity in Diversity…or Unity over Diversity? The choice is yours.Star Wars is a sci-fi conflict between the Rebellion and the Empire. In the movies, it is a black/white conflict: The Rebellion is good, the Empire is bad. Even Darth Vader/Anakin who betrays and kills the Emperor is a really bad guy when you get down […]
Because it’s Friday and the blog post I’m working on just isn’t coming together the way I want it to. So, in lieu of it, here’s shufflin’ Stormtroopers. (h/t Haley on Facebook)
Now THIS gets me in the Christmas Spirit! (h/t More Than Dodgeball via Susan on Facebook) The song is a parody of “Mary, did you know” for those of you not on board yet. Excellent.